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  • Editor: Alan E. Willner
  • Vol. 33, Iss. 4 — Feb. 15, 2008
  • pp: 306–308

All-fiber LP11 mode convertors

A. Witkowska, S. G. Leon-Saval, A. Pham, and T. A. Birks  »View Author Affiliations


Optics Letters, Vol. 33, Issue 4, pp. 306-308 (2008)
http://dx.doi.org/10.1364/OL.33.000306


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Abstract

We describe two all-fiber devices for converting light from the fundamental mode to the second-order set of modes in optical fibers. The first is made by controlled hole collapse in a photonic crystal fiber, and the second is a twisted fused coupler made from few-moded conventional fiber. As well as having applications within fiber optics, the devices can be used to generate azimuthally polarized free-space beams.

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OCIS Codes
(060.2340) Fiber optics and optical communications : Fiber optics components
(140.3300) Lasers and laser optics : Laser beam shaping

ToC Category:
Fiber Optics and Optical Communications

History
Original Manuscript: November 8, 2007
Revised Manuscript: January 9, 2008
Manuscript Accepted: January 12, 2008
Published: February 6, 2008

Citation
A. Witkowska, S. G. Leon-Saval, A. Pham, and T. A. Birks, "All-fiber LP11 mode convertors," Opt. Lett. 33, 306-308 (2008)
http://www.opticsinfobase.org/ol/abstract.cfm?URI=ol-33-4-306

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